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The Merry Gentleman (2008)

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A woman leaves an abusive relationship to begin a new life in a new city, where she forms an unlikely and ironic relationship with a suicidal hit man (unbeknownst to her). Enter a worn, ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kareem Bandealy ...
First Victim
Office Worker at Christmas Party
Restaurant Patron
Esther Claire ...
Restaurant Patron
Mr. Weiss
Drunken Businessman
Mike Falevits ...
Guy at Party #1
Sean Fortunato ...
Shaun Gayle ...
Female Co-Worker


A woman leaves an abusive relationship to begin a new life in a new city, where she forms an unlikely and ironic relationship with a suicidal hit man (unbeknownst to her). Enter a worn, alcoholic detective to form the third party in a very unusual triangle as this story begins to unfold. Written by Marisa_Gabriella

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A man with a secret. A woman with a past. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 December 2009 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A csendes bérgyilkos  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$74,981 (USA) (1 May 2009)


$346,286 (USA) (24 July 2009)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Filmed in 26 days. See more »


In the hospital room on Christmas Day, Frank Logan is holding the cup of water in the medium shot, but in the long shots, it is setting on the table. See more »


Kate Frazier: [refering to her abusive husband] "I hope he has found God. I just wish he hadn't found me."
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Crazy Credits

After Frank changes his mind about suicide, a scene plays out over the end credits where he's seen walking off into the distance. See more »


Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 4 December 2009 (2009) See more »


Jingle Jangle Christmas
Written by Blaire Reinhard
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A stunning surprise
2 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Michael Keatons directorial debut is incredible. A beautifully paced film about relationships lonely people and a world of difference between occupations and normal perceptions of society. A subtle bringing together of lost souls. It reminded of Eastwoods style--little dialogue, gestures and expressions sighs and looks counting for the shift of emotions. A dark haunting film magnificently photographed,with shadow darkness and light comprising a stunning view. Miss Mcdonald who I remember from an HBO film with Bill Nighy is simply superb in the role of a receptionist. with one fellow worker friend and a secret reason for her independence. If you want to see a real haunting film about the meaning of life and the world of humanity, I beg you to see this film. I see performances of Oscars and the best film I've seen this year so far.

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